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. then had you majority leader eric cantor and republican whip kevin mccarthy who voted no. cantor said he was disappointed with the bill. here's how it was sold to republicans. >> so by making republican tax cuts permanent, we're one step closer to comprehensive tax reform that will help strengthen our economy and create more and higher paychecks for american workers. >> what's interesting is with a lot of big bills you see the speaker get up and try to fire up his troops to vote for it you will see the majority leader eric cantor try to get up and fire up the base to vote for it. in this case, it was left to the chairman of the house ways and means committee, dave camp. jon? >> jon: not a lot of holiday cheer among two of the most powerful people on the hill. >> that's right. you could definitely feel the tension going higher and higher the closer it got to the deadline. last friday at the white house, fox news has confirmed speaker john boehner told senate majority leader harry reid to, quote: f himself twice after reid had said boehner was running the house like a dictatorship and sai
number two eric cantor the majority leader put out a statement putting the onus on president obama and for the reason why there has not been a deal so far. basically saying they can't move forward in the house without some sort of action in the senate the next few days. what they left out of that, unfortunately, is the reason why they are waiting on the senate to do something. the senate coming into session tomorrow, by the way. is that speaker boehner couldn't get enough votes to move forward on a plan to avert the cliff last week. that's why we are where we are right now. the president will be boarding air force one in a few hours. flying overnight back to washington. is he likely to bring together congressional leaders in the next couple days when he he gets back to washington. time is running out, harris. >> harris: no breaking news in any of that. but we did see some today. treasury secretary tim geithner saying we could hit the debt ceiling the day after we follow off the fiscal cliff if no deal is reached. >> that's right. december 31st. a lot going on there. a lot of these
that the house majority leader eric cantor has not voted yet. we don't have world o word of d other names we don't have big republican names as of yet but you can see the tally continues as time is ticking down. again the magic number we believe to be about 210 to pas this piece of legislation. we are back with the panel. a.b., the boehner vote and well, the significance of what you are seeing there on the screen? >> well, interesting that they have lost ten democrats so far. that number could grow. but if they could -- if the democrats contained it, that is pretty interesting and you heard some, you new york city leadership exhorting the members to support it. >> bret: almost twice as many democrats at this point. >> right. i'm told that the boehner vote on the rule was a good sign from members who are going to vote for this and hold their nose. they were looking for leadership cover and boehner voting on the rule gave them the sense that that -- that he would -- that he would come and vote for the bill and they are hoping that that gives some other republicans cover because the people who are
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